The Planted Tank Forum banner
1 - 1 of 1 Posts

·
Surrounded by Blyxa
Joined
·
1,543 Posts
42w on a 50 gallon and you are getting algae outbreaks? How long is your photoperiod? Also, how often do you do water changes and how much? If you do not have any plants in there to eat up nutrients, you will grow algae as that's the only option left. 42w on a 50gallon is pretty low light, so maybe a few bunches of java ferns? Some floaters would be helpful too. Make sure you buy good quality ones as algae free as possible from some members here maybe. Also, get on top of the water changes. I'd do a 50-75% change and then follow up with another 50% change this coming weekend. Do 50% once a week or so and see if that helps.

You could do a pretty nice looking scape with manzanita, java ferns and anubias.
 
1 - 1 of 1 Posts
Top